Knowledge and management of temporomandibular joint disorders by general dentists in Spain
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Knowledge and management of temporomandibular joint disorders by general dentists in Spain

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Knowledge and management of temporomandibular joint disorders by general dentists in Spain

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dc.contributor.author López Frias, Javier es
dc.contributor.author Gil Flores, Javier es
dc.contributor.author Bonilla-Represa, Victoria es
dc.contributor.author Abalos-Labruzzi, Camilo es
dc.contributor.author Herrera Martínez, Manuela es
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-22T12:20:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-22T12:20:51Z
dc.date.issued 2019 es
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/72301
dc.description.abstract Given the importance of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), we tried to assess general dentists? knowledge regarding etiology, diagnosis, and treatment in order to understand their attitude. A sample of 130 general dentists answered a 16-item questionnaire on three areas ? etiology, diagnosis, and management of common temporomandibular disorders ? as well as a question on the need for continuous education regarding TMD management in common clinical practice in Spain. Given that the descriptive statistics achieved reflect significantly different values among means in each area, a variance analysis for repeated measurements was applied in order to contrast differences among etiology, diagnosis, and management knowledge levels. The contrast test was based on Wilks? Lambda, which assumed a value of 0.120 (F = 467.28; p<.001), demonstrating statistically significant differences among knowledge levels in the three dimensions. The effect size for these differences, measured by partial eta squared, was very high (?2p = 0.88). Such parameters were also analyzed to search for potential differences according to professional experience, with differences being exposed as non-significant at the 0.05 level: etiology (T = 1.60; p = 0.113), diagnosis (T = - 0.17; p = 0.868), and treatment (T = 1.10; p = 0.273). Our study found that, even though clinicians are generally skilled regarding the knowledge of the etiologic that explain the diagnosis of TMD, they have room for improvement in terms of TMD management compared to the other two areas studied. General dentists could benefit from specific educational programs enhancing TMD management skills. es
dc.source López Frias, Javier ; Gil Flores, Javier ; Bonilla-Represa, Victoria ; Abalos-Labruzzi, Camilo ; Herrera Martínez, Manuela. Knowledge and management of temporomandibular joint disorders by general dentists in Spain. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 11 8 2019: 680-685 es
dc.title Knowledge and management of temporomandibular joint disorders by general dentists in Spain es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.4317/jced.55634 es

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